Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Expectations – Disappointment Under Construction?

“The expectations of others were the bars I used for own cage” – Anonymous



When a child is born, we want him/her to be healthy and beautiful and intelligent and what not.. But do we expect them to be all of the above? No. But somewhere along, as the years pass by, this “want” changes to “must” which basically translates to expectations. This change does not happen overnight but gradually. “Expectations” is a very adult thing. And so when we think that our kids have “grown up” (even though they never stop growing, right?), we start “expecting” them to behave in a certain way.

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8 comments:

  1. Its human you see...as a matter of fact every living being has expectations,a pet dog expects from its master,a bird from fellow birds to flock,a hyneah expects the lion to hunt for it etc....
    But humans are prone to misuse every gift of nature,so i see your post that way,but the very case of a parent and child is tricky ;)

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  2. Expectations are the source of most strife in relationships. And it is also natural to have some :-).

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  3. Expectations are hard to avoid. Even if you start out in a relationship thinking you won't have any, it never works out that way. Blame it on human nature!

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